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.. today, president obama sends congress that huge jobs package, including tax breaks and new spending. the bill arrives on capitol hill just as bank of america is set to announce tens of thousands of job cuts and world markets react with signs of jitters. nerves on 9/11. security scares on two planes bring a scramble and intercept by fighter jets. the nation taking no chances during or after the anniversary of our country's worst terror attack. this man has never before shown his face and good reason. he was the fbi's secret weapon in the fight against al qaeda but now sitting down with "60 minutes" layer a logan.
he is the man who will tell her how he captured the terrorists behind the 9/11 plot. "contagion" about a mystery virus spreading worldwide. could it really happen? we will ask the head of the centers for disease and control "early" this monday morning, september 12th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good monday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm jeff glor. chris wragge is off this morning. how about this upset at the u.s. open yesterday? >> wow. wow on a number of levels. >> not just an upset, but, sam stosur of australia beat serena williams. a tantrum where serena went off
a little bit. >> just a little bit. >> sam will be live in the studio and tell us what happened there and how she feels this morning. >> i think she feels pretty good this morning. if i were her, i would. starting with the economy and the jobs. president obama sends the $474 billion jobs package to capitol hill later today. he will be speaking again at the white house to try to get voters to put pressure on congress to pass his bill. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has some more of the details for us this morning. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica erica. the president has been saying republicans and democrats support the kinds of ideas that he has got in this jobs bill but he knows that republicans are reluctant to embrace the kind of spending he wants so he is taking his case directly to the voters as he did friday in richmond, virginia. >> we have to give them a little help to do the right thing. i want you to tell your congress person the time for gridlock and games is over!
>> reporter: the nasty debate over raising the debt ceiling soured the public and they let members of congress know that when they were back home. now, republicans appear more skill la tory and parts of the president's job plan they may endorse. a payroll texas holiday and tax credit for hiring veterans and unemployment benefits may get bipartisan agreement. >> each one of these proposals has been supported by both democrats and republicans before. and so they should be supporting them out. >> reporter: with eyes on campaign 2012, the democratic national committee is out with a new ad campaign this morning, tv spot will play in key states to try to rally the public and pressure the divided congress to act. >> they need help and they need it now. members of congress, it is time for us to meet our responsibilities! >> reporter: with unemployment at 9.1% and forecast to remain
near there through next year, and consumer confidence taking a nose dive in august some democrats are now openly questioning whether the president can win another term. >> there are three important issues in the presidential campaign, jobs jobs and jobs. everything else is number four. >> reporter: well, you know they know that here and so when the president introduces this bill that later this morning in the rose garden there is going to be a very carefully selected audience in the rose garden. teachers, firefighters small business owners, construction workers, the people he hopes it will target. jeff? >> bill plante thank you very much. nancy cordes, our congressional correspondent on capitol hill, good morning to you, nancy. the president is urging copping to pass this bill right away. we know probably that will not happen. what is the timetable? >> reporter: well, jeff over the next few weeks you'll probably see the president and republican leaders hashing it out trying to come up with a plan both sides can vote for because republican leaders have signaled they are open to the president's ideas but only if
their ideas make it into the plan too. >> any indication what stays and what goes at this point? >> leaders have already indicated that they can probably live with some of the corner stones of the president's plan and that is a cut in the payroll taxes and also extending unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. where it gets trickier is infrastructure spending. you have a lot of republicans who feel that is just more stimulus spending. others say it's important to repair our nation's crumbling roads and so what you'll probably see is some infrastructure but maybe not as what the president wpts. >> the looming is how to pay for this. >> the president said in his speech last week, he wants the super committee task for finding cuts over the next few months to find $2 trillion worth of cuts. it's not sitting very well with some of the republican members of that committee who say the job was already hard enough as was. >> nancy cordes on capitol hill thanks very much.
the president and congress have their work cut out clearly. stocks are down in asia and europe this morning. >> bank of america in the u.s. is getting ready to slash, we are told 30,000 to 40 thousand jobs. joining us with more is rebecca jarvis. good morning. when you look at the numbers, 30,000 to 40,000 jobs at the low end will have a major impact on this economy which is doing everything it can to add jobs. >> yeah. this is not something necessarily new. we are hearing from bank of america. they have had troubles and significant problems as a result of the mortgage crisis. but if you look at our economy, overall, for the last two years unemployment has been stuck around 9% a number like this doesn't help things. also of note is that the banks right now in the united states are in this precarious position. they are having their own issues right now because they are still under a lot of debt problems and that is an issue for americans because if banks are in trouble and they stop lending and they have pulled back in a significant way on lending but if they stop lending that is
driver of growth in the economy and that means fewer jobs going down the road. >> we know the banking industry is getting pummeled these days. who is hiring right now? >> some sectors have remained study. we have talked about a lot the last couple of years. health is significantly strong and manufacturing has been strong and some of the business service jobs have remained stronger. but the construction jobs those jobs in the housing market have been some of the weakest and government jobs also of late have been weak as well. >> we talked a little bit about what we are seeing in foreign markets this morning. the headline in "the new york times" market swings becoming the new standard. what sgoing on with all of this? >> you have two new normals for now. unemployment the new normal stuck at 9% and stocks incredible volatile lit in the markets. the dow fell below 11,000 last week. what we are seeing in the stock market is reaction to two things. you have this weak jobs picture
on the table here. but in europe there are major concerns over their banks and those concerns are what are really driving some of the significant volatility because places like greece for example, italy, portugal ireland, spain, they are in so much trouble as far as their debts go that the banks in europe who hold on to those debts are actually looking at potentially living out of similar scenario to lehman brothers here in the united states and that is the concern because that is going to drive volatility for a long time. >> we talk about the jobs market being stuck. we know the housing market is stuck as well. despite the outrageously low mortgage rates and continue going down. >> this is the problem because you can bring morgue rates down to 4.21% and what you could get for a 30-year fix the rated mortgage this week. the problem is people are afraid to buy a home or they can't get the loan because they are not in a financial position to have the loan and that is a problem because that is also going to keep job growth from being --
>> a lot of folks saying until the housing market recovers, ts it's going to be -- >> the housing market tends to drive growth in jobs in the recovery overall. the 9/11 anniversary, airlines were not taking any chances. fighter jets were scrambled to escort two flights on sunday. one of them from los angeles to new york. the other was going from denver to detroit. cbs news transportation correspondent mark strassmann joins us from atlanta with the very latest. i'm sure rattled nerves on the flights, mark. >> reporter: yes, absolutely erica. on any other day, the hair trigger response might have been different but this day was september 11th. there is an ongoing unresolved terror threat out apparently involve three people and on two separate flights, three passengers were acting suspiciously. at new york's john f. kennedy airport, security swarmed american airlines flight 34 after three passengers made repeated trips to the bathroom according to police. >> they were very alarming
saying, listen, we need everyone to stay seated. do not get up. so we quickly realized that there was something going on. >> reporter: law enforcement interviewed the three passengers and later said it was not terror-related. an american airlines spokesman called it a big nothing adding the flight's captain never declared a security threat but also aboard were air marshals and they apparently scrambled the f-16s. in trite a frontier airlines captain. >> don't move. there will be consequences. i thought that was odd. i thought that doesn't sound normal. >> guys get on board with machine guns and told us to keep our heads down and they hauled off three people in cuffs. >> reporter: two male and one female passenger were behaving suspiciously and two of them had spent an extraordinarily long time in a bathroom according to flight crew. the two f-16s had beenscrambled out of abundance of caution. the officials said no threat was
made. no charges on the three handcuffed passengers in detroit. whether it's at the airport or on a plane, september 11th is a poor time to act up. erica. >> that may be an understatement, mark. thanks, mark. in pennsylvania, this morning, the widespread flood threat has diminished and nearly all 100 thousand or more people threatened to evacuate are back home but it's left more than 13 people dead. cbs news correspondent seth doane is in pennsylvania with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. up and down the susquehanna river, folks watched in horror levels as water pushed into their homes and businesses but some them saw an even more frightening sight. that was the seen when they got home. the water gushing on to bead street is a welcome sight these days. as it's being pumped from homes,
tossed out along with so much more. >> i think i'm walking around in a daze. >> reporter: kathy bat and her husband tom have lived in this plymouth, pennsylvania neighborhood for nearly 4 years24 years. >> still that shock. i think i'll wake up tomorrow and it's just a dream. that is what i think about. >> reporter: it's a nightmare across the street too. >> done. gone. >> reporter: where there's still plenty of water and worry. >> i don't have the finances no. and i don't have flood insurance. my husband lost his job three years ago. we're just getting back on our feet. >> reporter: roughly 70,000 residents here in lucerne county were evacuated from their homes and nearly all were allowed back in over the weekend and at least 500 homes and businesses folks returned to uncover major damage. >> there is our -- >> reporter: west pittston we fountain a dentist anthony and
john. cbs news first met them on board a boat last week, as they tried to get to their clinic. the water receded to expose their dentist office torn apart. >> wow. i don't think it can get any worse than this. >> reporter: they had just finished renovating last week. >> it's unbelievable what water can do. you think water, but you don't think of destruction at this level. it's probably like an internal tornado. >> reporter: now, these were the belongings that were once inside the rothman's house behind me here. we met the family yesterday as they were pulling all of these soiled muddy belongings out on to the street. this is a scene that is repeated up and down the banks of this river. now, the benchmark when it comes to flooding has always been 1972 and that was the flooding caused by hurricane agnes. now following tropical storm lee late last week, that flooding has broken all records.
>> seth doane, thanks. tough to look at. up a of your possessioned. >> neither a record you want to break, unfortunately. betty nguyen is in for you at the news desk with a check of the day's other headlines. >> musical chairs here. wildfires in texas burn out of control. statewide more than 1,500 homes destroyed and 17 people are unaccounted for in a town near austin where the largest fire is burning. but officials believe they could simply be out of town. the fire there has burned more than 34,000 acres and 50% contained. a series of fires sparked by lightning strikes is burning in central california. more than 30,000 acres have burned since a thunderstorm moved through the area on saturday. in washington state, wildfires have scorched 18 homes. more than 800 firefighters are at the scene. here in new york the 9/11 memorial at ground zero opens to the public today. the memorial site was dedicated
yesterday in ceremonies attended by families of those who died on 9/11. later, the twin towers of light were illuminated over lower manhattan. in afghanistan, the taliban is taking responsibility for a weekend truck bombing. one of two attacks that injured at least 80 americans. cbs news correspondent mandy clark has more. >> reporter: the largest attack was a taliban bombing that injured 77 u.s. personnel in wardeck south of kabul. the massive truck bomb was loaded with firewood and exploded just outside an american combat outpost. five afghans were killed including a 3-year-old girl. the force of the blast destroyed many of the shop fronts that line the street outside the out post but despite the sdrenth of the explosion nato forces say no americans threatened life-threatening injuries and many should be back to work soon. in a separate attack two af divan guards killed when rockets slammed into bagram air field
north of kabul. three u.s. service members were lightly injured in that assault. meanwhile, the u.s. embassy marked the -- general honored those who lost their lives in the attacks and said along with providing security for afghanistan, part of the mission continues to be about protecting american lives back home. mandy clark, cbs news kabul. at least 61 people are dead this morning in a pipeline explosion and fire in kenya. a gasoline pipeline running through the capital of nairobi exploded and officials said more than 80 people were hospitalized. now, the cause of the explosion is still unclear. in the nfl, indianapolis was lost without quarterback peyton manning. in houston yesterday, the texans matt schaub threw 220 yards and a touchdown against the colts. with manning possibly out for the year indy was pounded by
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there is one man who may know more about the 9/11 investigation than anyone else. former fbi agent ali soufan. >> he sat down with lara logan of "60 minutes "on telling her how he was able to get damaging intel from osama bin laden's bodyguard. >> he put his hands on his face and started shaking. he new gave up al qaeda and bin laden on 9/11. >> ahead you'll hear more from lara who is hear to tell us about our interview with ali soufan. this is "the early show" on cbs. >> announcer: this portion of
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25 past 7:00. hazy out there. marty has the weather. let's look at the forecast, over to sharon gibala,ist been a bad scene. 60s now. 84 today. partly sunny. chance for spotty thunderstorms in the afternoon. nothing like yesterday. now over to sharon. wjz tv, traffic control. good morning, we have a big mess on the west side of the beltway. look on the west side inner loop. an accident atriser towns road. at this point the left lane does get by. a 17 minute back up all the way to 70 on the inner loop because
of a fife-car accident involving a tractor trailer as well. watch for accidents sykesville, hundredwood and one owens mill. looking at pretty bad delay tons beltway for this hour and typical delays 95 as well. touching tributes across the country and here for those killed on the 9/11 attacks. alex demetrick is live. >> reporter: from the 9/11 memorial here at the inner harbor to ground zero in new york, america remembered the victims of this country's worst terrorist attacks. the center piece of the remembrance was a ceremony at the national 9/11 memorial in manhattan attended by president obama and george bush.
here in maryland, steel from the destroyed buildings and pieces of limestone from the pentagon in the third attack were dedicated in a memorial. there is a special exhibit dedicated to the marylanders killed that day. arundel county police are investigating a death of a man found in a stream near his home. he went out for a walk and never returned. he was dedication for the memorial in washington dc. the executive architect says it will be held october 16th. original dedication was postponed but hurricane irene blew through the district and here the president is expected pospeak at the rearranged ceremony. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station, up next, hear about one of the fbi's secret weapons against al-
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who worked with the director to make the movie. >> he has seen the movie twice now. we will get all kinds of details. >> you will have that coming up very soon. first, the story of a vital american asset in the fight against al qaeda. fbi special agent ali soufan this arabic american speaking around the world got many to think mohammed sheik mohammed was the master mind of the knife. lara logan joins us from washington this morning with more. >> reporter: ali soufan's story is one that we have been following for a long time. "60 minutes" producer hr talking to him four years before he sat down in the chair and it was an exhaustive seven or eight hours of interviews over two days to get that story. it was one of the reasons it was so difficult talk about one of the reasons it took him so long he was so invested in this book
personally and professionally. in march 2002 the u.s. captured its first high value terrorist operative abu. ali soufan and his partner were called in to assist in the cia interrogation at a secret location in thailand. soubada was severely wounded but still to communicate. soufan learned a lot about zubaydah and put that to use right away. >> when i first met him, i asked him his name. he gave me a fake name. >> reporter: doud? >> doud. i said what if i call you haney. the look on his face was like you know? like, you know, that's it. it's over. and he just looked at me and he just shook his head. hainy is a name that his mother called him as a child.
so knew they know everything about him. >> reporter: where do you think it mattered so much? >> it kind of told him that you cannot play games with us we know who you are. >> reporter: what do you think is the most important information that came out of that? >> the most important information is identifying khalid sheik mohammed as a master mind of 9/11." mohammed was on the most wanted list for other plots. u.s. intelligence suspected he was involved in 9/11 bum the fbi didn't have any evidence of that. ali soufan and his partner steve godan meant to show zubaydah of someone else on the most wanted list but they showed zubaydah this photo of ksm by mistake. >> he looked me and said don't play games with me brother you know who this guy is. this is master mind of the plane operations. >> reporter: of 9/11? >> that's what al qaeda called
9/11, the plane operations. >> reporter: moutar is the name he uses? >> the alias for ksm. >> reporter: did you know that? >> no. i had no idea. the only thing i knew at the time i'm looking for moutad so when he said that it kind of clicked. i looked at it and said oh, steve, you gave me the wrong photo and i gave it to steve so he will know who the master mind of 9/11 is. >> reporter: you're playing is very cool but what is going through your head really? >> holy [ bleep ] ksm is al qaeda guy and he masterminded 9/11? >> reporter: it was an accident? >> totally. totally. >> lara a fascinating interview. we were all watching last night. i guess one of the questions is when ali walks into one of these rooms, what is the mindset? he knows these guys have american blood on his hands? does he compartmentalize that and block that out. >> reporter: yes, he absolutely does. it's not he is impervious to
that. part of him has a visceral reaction to some more than others p.m. part of his method is get into these guys' heads and if that means eating pizza with them and sitting on the floor and taking a nap which are some of the things he has done with high value detainees then he is prepared to do it. he says when you have a goal in mind, you know, that is what you're focused on and that is where his focus is and that is how he was able to get through it and i guess not everybody is all bad. you can find their weak spots and go for that. >> although these guys are pretty bad. the cooperation issue. ali talked quite emotionally at the end of your interview about how he thought if there was more cooperation area more talking between the fbi and cia, 9/11 might have been prevented. ten years on now how much has that cooperation improved? >> reporter: well, it's very difficult to gauge, you know, without another big attack that
brings all of these issues into focus again. certainly the consensus is that there is more intelligence sharing but when you talk to people in the intelligence community, inside these agencies, they make the point that it's not as simple as it seems to the layperson looking at it from the outside. you might think that well, just share everything it's important everybody knows everything that the u.s. knows. but some of that information is protected because of sources. some very secretive sources, some double agents. the methods how you got information has to be protected at times because to expose that would then shut down, you know very important intelligence stream. other information comes from foreign intelligence agencies that is governed by its own laws and is protected. so, you know, there are many many rules that dictate when and how information can be shared and with whom and there's a system that people say is in place for a reason. now, that doesn't mean that the system always works and, you know, so people say that they do
their best, but it doesn't guarantee there isn't going to be information failures in the future. >> lara logan, fascinating interview. good to have you on this morning. thanks lara. we check in now with betty nguyen with another look at the headlines. president obama's $447 billion bills job will be sent to congress today. the president back on the road promoting the plan tomorrow in ohio. and wednesday in north carolina. he is urging quick passage of the jobs package and is urging voters to pressure republicans to support it. wildfires are burning in california, oregon and washington state this morning. lightning sparked major fires in central california over the weekend which have consumed more than 30,000 acres. there are no reported injuries. in pennsylvania the cleanup continues from record flooding caused by the remnants of tropical storm lee. at least 13 people were killed.
tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate. cargill is issuing a second recall of ground turkey because of possible salmonella contamination. the products were distributed nationwide and have the numbers p-963 and/or 963 on the package. good morning, it's pretty day. 9 days before the beginning of fall. humid out there. 84. feels like summer. normal 79. passing afternoon somehow i oh r a thundershower. tonight, partly cloudy, 62. tomorrow, mostly sunny, 86. may bring us afternoon thundershower. what it is going to bring us are fall like cooler temperatures in the up next is the number one movie "contagion" a little too scary? how would the u.s. handle a
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a new type of movie is cashing in at the box office. "contagion" was number one over the weekend. the people who have seen this are not walking out saying it's just a movie. >> on day one, there were two people and then four and then 16. in three months a billion. that is where we are headed! >> most scary movies you've got a monday serstermonster. this is something you can't see. >> stay there. >> the boogieman is viruses. the boogieman is disease. >> it's quite possible you've come in contact with an infectious disease and you're highly contagious. couldn't talk to anyone. don't touch anyone. >> i think it's even more because it's real. i think it's one of the scariest films that ever came out. >> everyone coughing in the movie theater. i think not a good idea to
cough. >> the average person touches their face 3 to five times every waking minute. in between we are touching door knobs and opening the door. >> if you opened it for me and who i was opening it for. >> we were in the ladies room just teasing scrubbing up like surgeons. >> it makes the possibility of a worldwide contagion that would kill millions of people extremely possible. >> it will absolutely stay with me. >> don't touch me. >> it was a plague. we just witnessed a plague. >> the centers for disease control worked closely with the directors to make this as close to possible. could it happen? we turn to the director of the cdc, dr. thomas friedman. how plausible is the scenario like the one that plays out in the film? >> actually it is quite plausible. we are all connected by the food
we eat and the water we drink and the air we breathe. cdc identifies one new each day. something like this can happen. and even in our own lifetime if you think about hiv more than 25 million people have been killed by hiv around the world. >> we think of sars too which spread quickly. it is unnerving to hear you say this is absolutely plausible. you say you look at these things and prepare for them. could something, say, starting tomorrow, spread that quickly? >> it's possible for things to spret spread very fast. the measles virus, without vaccinations. one person with measles can affect someone a hundred feet away and it's possible even that someone who had measles leaves a place and four hours later, someone gets infected. so sure this is possible but what is important is that we can
do a lot to prevent it to reduce the impact as well. >> so when you were approached by the filmmakers for consulting on the film they wanted to make this as real as possible, when you see the final product, which as we mentioned you've seen twice, do you look at this as an opportunity to teach people, or do you think it sort of stoked more fear in people? >> i think it's important that people understand there are people at the local, state, federal, and global levels who are working to track what is happening so that we can prevent this from happening. there are basically a few things we do in public health. we detect signals so we can identify soon when a new pathogen is emerging and figure out how it acts in people so the epidemiology of it and figure out how to control. we can't say we can control everything but we can say that
we a always be better prepared today than yesterday and tomorrow than we were today. the challenge in this country really is that over the past two years, about 45,000 jobs have been lost from local public health agencies. those were many of the people who would detect and respond to an outbreak such as this one. >> all right. we will continue to follow this. of course, in the interim, i think if people are washing their hands and using more hand sanitizer. dr. thomas friedman appreciate you being with us this morning. >> thank you. serena williams loses her cool and ends up losing the u.s. open. we will take a look what set her off and how about meeting this year's championship? stay with us. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. ♪ concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ ♪ there's nothing you can't do ♪ ♪ now you're in new york ♪ ♪ one hand in the air for the big city ♪ ♪ street lights, big dreams all looking pretty ♪ ♪ no place in the world that can compare ♪ ♪ put your lighters in the air ♪ ♪ everybody
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struck at howard avenue. big delays on the beltway. delays on the topside of the beltway, bigger than usual on the west side. there is a live look outside at 95. ocean city is coast clear and the ocean is its warmest, marty is in the weather center. >> talking about mid-60s no. high in the mid-80s. normal 79. spotty thunderstorm this afternoon and this evening. service and memorials for those killed in the 9/11 attack held throughout the country including here in maryland, alex demetrick has the story. >> reporter: from the new memorial here at the inner harbor to ground zero in new york, america stopped to remember the victims of this country's worst terrorist attack. the center piece of the remembrance was a ceremony, the national memorial in manhattan
attended by obama and george bush. they gathered with families of the 3000 people killed. here in maryland, steel from the destroyed buildings and peaces of limestone from the pentagon hit in a third attack dedicated at the world trade center inner harbor. a special exhibit dedicated to the 68 mailedder whose died -- marylanders who died that day. tomorrow is primary election day here in the city. five democrats will be spending this day trying to earn votes tomorrow. candidates include stephanie blake, catherine pew, con away, bolee and landers.
when you think of jackie kennedy, perhaps the picture of carolina elegance, style. not someone with a sharp tongue. also into this onetime first lady you'll hear what she had to say about president lyndon johnson and dr. martin luther king jr. not the comments you would expect. >> she was not pleased at some of these moments. >> i think that would be putting it mildly. we were both surprised when we saw this right? wow. we will talk more about that coming up in a minute. i'm jeff glor. chris wragge is off.
you know her. >> we do. also we let our kids a lot of times watch tv. >> we are conflicted about it sometimes. >> a study finds not all cartoons are not created equal. >> spongebob square pants is one of the cartoons. the question is whether the quickly edited cartoons can hurt kids' developments and affect their brains in very real ways. we will talk that bthat coming up. >> it's the speed of the cartoon than necessarily the content. >> it's the pace of it. >> right. also you may have caught the women's final at the u.s. open yesterday. serena williams was the heavy favorite going in taking on is a imagine that stosur who never played a championship title. williams struggled with her game and also a little bit with her temper. you will meet the championship
this morning, is asamantha stosur. before we get to to that. the latest on president obama's jobs plan. he is sending the $474 billion package to capitol hill later today after making a public statement to congress and cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more. >> reporter: the president knows republicans are reluctant to embrace the spending he wants. they call it stimulus and he don't like it. he says people can't wait for the next election to settle this argument. >> the next election is 14 months away. and the people who september us here the people people who hired us to work for them they don't have the luxury of waiting 14 months. >> reporter: but will the president's agenda actually reduce unemployment and boost the overall economy if it were to past? mark zandi who advises both
republicans and democrats, thinks the proposal could add two percentage points to next year's gross domestic product and add nearly 2 million jobs. sfar short of the nearly 7 million jobs lost in the recession. other economists see the measures as having little or no effect. with unemployment at 9.1% and forecast to remain near there through next year, and consumer confidence taking a nose dive in august, some democrats are now openly questioning whether the president could win another term. >> there are three important issues in the presidential campaign. jobs, jobs and jobs. everything else is number four. >> reporter: well, later today, the president will have an audience in the rose garden as he introduces this bill. it will be teachers firefighters, small businessmen, construction workers, people he thinks the bill will help. erica? >> bill plante at the white house this morning, thanks. joining us is "the new york times" columnist thomas friedman, the co-author of the book "that used to be us how america fell behind in the world it invented and how it can come
back." first, as you take a look at what you saw already from the president, there is some talk in your book that the government has not been truthful with americans. was the president truthful you found on thursday night? >> well, you know, truthful that we are in a terrible hole. you know, what we argue in our book, erica, is that we need to do three things right now basically. we need to cut spending. we have made promises to future generations. we simply cannot keep. at the same time, we need to raise revenues. because for the third thing, we need to also invest in the sources of our strength. education, infrastructure, the things that have traditionally basically been the foundation of our economy but have gone wanting. we have a 2 trillion deficit just in infrastructure spending and you only need to visit certain airports and railway stations in the country to see it. we need to do three things all at once. >> how much of this plan do you
think republicans will compromise on? what are the chances of bits of it passing? >> my view erica, is what we really need right now is a grand bargain that does all of those things cut spending, raises revenues and makes the kind of investments that will actually produce growth. now, i was just out in minneapolis where i'm from be i was there for my 40th high school reunion. i think what democrats and republicans don't appreciate is how depressed the country is. simply watching our leaders, unable to agree on anything. i don't know how many percentage points that is worth in the economy, but there is really a sense, like the kids watching their parents constantly squabbling, who would want to invest in that kind of situation? so obama has laid ous hit his proposalals. when you get back to the thing that obama and boehner were close to a grand bargain that proves americans can do big, hard things together, that would
be a huge stimulus i believe. >> you make that point. not everybody, by the way, likes the word stimulus you know. >> well, i don't care. >> you made that point in your column talking about the grand bargain and a lot of americans would agree with you they would like to see some sort of compromise but it seems in many ways that idea is lost on washington. so where does that begin to change so that both sides can come together? >> well, it's a very good point and i think that the president has laid out the sugar he wants to inject into the economy but also in his speech he said on september 19th, a week from today, he is going to lay out the spending cuts. okay? and the revenue or tax reform ideas he has. i want to see that before, you know, i personally say, okay you no, this is the right track. i would also like to see the republican version of that. that is how we get to a grand bargain. so the president has given us the sugar. but he also has got to offer the caster oil. >> the title of your book i was reading in one report you were talking to people about and they would hear the title and say,
wait a minute, does it have a happy ending? can this story have a happy ending for the united states? >> people do ask that and we tell them it does have a happy end pregnant. we don't know whether it's fiction or nonfiction. that is going to depend on us. i think people have to remember, erica, we are driving around right now without a bumper or a spare tire. we use that up in the last stimulus program. europe is about to melt down and i don't think that is fully, as they say priced into the market. democrats and republicans have to knock it off, get down to business, come up with a grand bargain. we are in such a dangerous situation, this is no time for playing politics. >> tom friedman good to have you with us morning. thanks. >> thank you. >> we both had a chance to read his book over the weekend. it's scary but also inspiring. >> eye-opening in a lot of interesting ways. >> it is. if you get a chance, check it out. that used to be us. betty nguyen is over at the news desk where that used to be me. >> exactly!
good morning guys and good morning to you. there is breaking news out of france this morning where there has been an explosion at a nuclear plant. cbs news correspondent mark phillips has the latest from london. good morning mark. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, early stages on this one so far. the information quite sketchy. there appears to have been a fire and possibly an explosion at a french nuclear facility in the south of france. this is down in the garde region of france. a sprawling nuclear facility at a place called marcool. one dead as a result of the explosion which appears to have happened in a storage facility for nuclear waste. the police have septembert up a perimeter. no reports of nuclear leakage from the plant but one dead, three injured. the facility itself which includes four reactors, apparently, is being shut down. three of the reactors also closed down and unclear whether the fourth one was functioning as well. but very early in this so far, the total is one dead and three
injured and no confirmation of any nuclear incident to follow that. >> mark phillips in london, thank you for that report. huge wildfires are burning in the west this morning. some of the biggest near bakersfield, california. that consumed 30,000 acres. the fires were started by lightning. washington state, wildfires destroyed at least 18 homes. there were no reported injuries. seven workers who were evacuated from a disabled oil rig in the gulf of mexico have been rescued. the men, including two americans, were found yesterday 51 miles off the coast of mexico. two bodies were found, but have not been identified. one worker is missing. all fled the rig in an enclosed life raft in tropical storm nate. u.s. measures call for better of cyberintelligence. the u.s. must develop better strategies to predict computer
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♪ in this this morning's "healthwatch" an animated warning for parents. study says a few minutes of fast-spaced cartoon like spongebob square pants can affect a child's behavior. >> hold on, spongebob! ." joings . >> joining us is alandna levine. >> this study took two gups groups of children. the first group watched a fast-paced cartoon and the second group watched a pbs realistic cartoon and the third were able to draw with kay i
don't knows and-- crayons and markers. they were then tested on certain tasks we call executive functioning and that is problem solving, waiting to figure out a problem, pay attention. what they found is the children who watched the fast-paced cartoons did significantly worse on these tests. >> what is it that the cartoons they think are doing to the brain? >> we are not sure exactly why it is that these children had a harder time but we do know that the area of the brain that is responsible for this executive functioning is the prefrontal cortex and we really need more studies to look at precisely what effect these cartoons are having. >> nickelodeon said spongebob is aimed at 11 to 14-year-olds. they said the following.
when you see nickelodeon say that, what do you think? >> from my point of view the point of the study is look at specific effects of media on children. it doesn't which television show it is. it's the quality that the television show has and what it does to children. i think there is a borderroader perspective and something to learn from this. >> are kids watching too much fast-paced programming? >> the american academy of pediatrics children under age no tv at all and older less than two hours a kay day of media. we want to be careful about the type of programming our children are watching. >> talking about this fast-paced programming. it can effect anyone. not just kids but us. >> that's exactly right. all of us are impacted by watching media whether it's fast-paced action packed and we all should sort of pay attention to what those effects are going to be for us.
>> good advice this morning. dr. alanda levine thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. the u.s. open champ will be here bus and talk about what it was like to beat serena williams and a little bit of controversy in that match. she will join us in the studio. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> announcer: "healthwatch" is sponsored by advil. make the switch to advil now. here's one story. my name is lacey calvert and i train professional athletes with yoga. i know how my body should feel. if i have any soreness i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil i'm able to finish my day and finish out strong. then when i do try other things i always find myself going back to advil. it really works! [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] make the switch. take action. take advil.
a stunning women's singles final at the u.s. open yesterday. all of the experts who put their money on serena williams and thought she would crush is a imagine that stosur of australia. >> stouser took the trophy with a victory and joins us with the trophy next to her. congratulations. >> thank you. >> has it sunk in yet? >> not totally. looking at that trophy is kind
of surreal. >> you were remarkably well composed and everyone is talking about how confidence you looked because i think a lot of people had picked serena williams to win. nerves on your part yesterday? >> oh, definitely some nerves but i think i felt just in control pretty much from the first point so i think that really helped settled knee down and then right at the end, i could feel my heart pounding out of my chest and tried to keep it together and think about the next point. >> you two were clearly in control. you met before. you defeated her in the quarterfinal of the french open in 2010. you know what it's like to play her. is it different when playing on arthur ashe? the u.s. open. playing an american. 23,700 and change people. how does that affect you when you go in there? >> it's definitely a whole different experience. you can play someone like serena on any court in the world but that probably is the biggest court we get to play on and the
biggest moment of my career. so to achieve what i did under those circumstances, i'm just really proud of myself i guess. >> i could watch this reaction here all day. let's talk about the tantrum just a little bit. you had won the first set which i think probably surprised serena. then a point in the beginning of the second set. first of all, we will take a look at what happened here. so this is serena having some words with the ump. she had a nice return but then she yelled. did it interfere with your potential return? >> everything was happening so fast. i was just trying to get the ball and before i knew it then there was all of that commotion up at the net. i just tried to think about what i was doing for the next point and get on with it really. >> so serena won the point but
then it was, obviously taken back because they said her yelling flufedinterfered with your response. >> it was pretty difficult going around that change of events to serve the next point and the crowd was going nuts and it was so loud and i felt like the noise was going right through me. i just wanted to get that next ball in the court and try and settle everyone down and get on with it. >> which you did and you were incredibly xomcomposed out there on the court and a great show of sportsmanship and great to point to as an example. >> oh, thank you. >> you definitely set a wonderful example. the first australian woman to win a major in 31 years. i can only imagine what it means like when you get home. >> i will head home sometime later this week and i'm sure the reception will be amazing. i can't wait to get back there but i'm sure it's going to blow
25 past 8. get up and go weather wise and commute gotten better as well. sharon will have more after we're. sunny. low 70s. 84 the high. chance of spotty thunderstorms this afternoon. lose that chance tomorrow through a good portion of the midweek. now over to sharon gibala. good morning everyone. a little bit better on the road. accidents but nothing too major. one on the beltway, watch on the inner loop approaching 97, another accident 95 southbound at keith avenue another one at back river neck road howard
avenue. north point road, another one on may recall 175, california terrace. looking at pretty significant delays on the west side of the beltway, especially because of the earlier accident. tap your brakes approaching the beltway there as you look at the west side of the beltway. again, congested. 10th app versery of the 9/11 attacks. memorials were held across the country including here in baltimore, alex demetrick has the story. >> reporter: from the nine live memorial at the inner harbor to ground zero in knock. america stopped to remember the victims of the worst terrorist attack. the center piece was a ceremony at the national 9/11 memorial in manhattan attended by president obama and former
president george bush. jetliners brought down the twin towers of ten years ago. here in maryland, steel and pieces of limestone were dedicated in a memorial at maryland's world trade center at the inner harbor. on the top floor a exhibit dedicated to the 68 marylanders who died that day. two police officers injured in a motorcycle accident. they were on their way to barns state airport to escort roger gadell to the game. the cause is under investigation. as the susquehanna continues to reseed, police are returning home. the area was evacuated because of lee that caused extensive flooding. we are told two-thirds of the population has been allowed to get in and look at their houses now. stay with wjz 13,
♪ welcome back to "the early show." half past the hour on a monday morning. i'm erica hill along with jeff glor. chris wragge is off this morning. ahead we take a special look at the events that took place yesterday to mark the ten year anniversary of 9/11. i actually went down to ground zero here in new york and was there to watch firsthand the ceremony, the tributes and the remembrances by relatives, by so many people connected to the victims of 9/11. we are going to bring you some of that this this morning. >> we were talking about quite a bit this morning. no matter where you were or where you were watching the reading of those names, it can be overwhelming emotionally. >> it is. i thought the ceremony was very
well done in that it really wasn't about the politicians who were there it wasn't about the people who may have spoken out. it was truly about those affected and the victims and that seemed to sit very well with a lot of the families. so we will bring you that. also ahead, turns out jackie kennedy didn't hide everything other than behind the famous sunglasses. an interview was given a few months after the assassination of john f. kennedy. including president lyndon johnson and dr. martin luther king jr. joining us is cbs news historian, douglas brinkley. i don't know about you because this is more of your wheelhouse but in reading some of this it seemed surprising her candor and her comments on a lot of these folks. >> reporter: well, i was surprised also. we have to remember she's talking on the tapes traprofessor arthur schlesinger burned in
1984. she is talking about why lyndon johnson is perhaps not a fit person to be president of all the united states. she has deep criticism for martin luther king jr. she is trying to reveal what it was like to be married to john f. kennedy. i think most of the time we think of first ladies as being a bit mum on what goes on inside a white house, but particularly her, because she stayed that way most of her life but this book shows jackie kennedy unplugged. >> really is jackie kennedy unplugged. just to go back to a couple of things you brought. in terms of lyndon johnson she said that president kennedy said can you imagine what would happen to the country if lyndon was president and he had -- >> in 1960 john f. kennedy didn't want lyndon johnson as his vice president. he took him because he needed to win the texas delegates and win the texas votes and the national
election. nevertheless this quote is going to be affixed to jackie kennedy's name by historians now forever and it just adds fuel to this notion that the kennedys and the johnsons didn't get along well at all, and she has some other kind of negative comments about lbj throughout the book and this after all, is the sitting president while she is giving this interview. >> exactly. and some negative comments about lady bird johnson as well. she says this about martin luther king jr. i can't see a picture of martin luther king without thinking that man is terrible. that too will be connected with her now. >> the king part is even worse than just that quote. there is talk about what a phony king is, what a tricky person. she makes the accusation that when her husband was buried at arlington cemetery that king was being taped by the fbi and bob yipy ken by heard the tape where they were making ugly jokes with the death of john f. kennedy.
there are parts of that king versus jackie kennedy square off, if you'd like that is going to be very cited in future books that deal with 1960s. it's guaranteed. >> are you surprised at all about the release of this at this point and that it would sort of be given a green light? >> somewhat. i was close to arthur schlesinger, the professor. he died a few years ago. one of the other keepers of the flame died and i think carolyn kennedy thought it's the 50th anniversary right now of the kennedy presidency and this is sitting there and it was time to let her mother have her say and decided to come public with this. it's just a lot of the rawness of her feelings, i think, as a young woman -- she is only in her 30s when she is doing these tapes in 1964. it's very different than the more poised anddiscrete jackie kennedy we got to know later on.
>> douglas brinkley thanks for joining us. betty nguyen has a check of other headlines this morning. good morning to you, betty. >> good morning. devastating floodwaters from the susquehanna river in pennsylvania and new york continues to recede. thousands of homeowners and businesses are cleaning up after being forced to evacuate last week. many roads remain closed. in mum buy, india, a deadly balcony collapse that happened in a religious festival yesterday. one person was killed. six others were injured. all eight republican presidential candidates will take part in a debate tonight in tampa, florida. the debate is cosponsored by the tea party express and is expected to focus strongly on jobs and the economy. finally, if you want to get your kids to school in a real hurry, how about a jet powered school bus? yep. that is a 42,000 horsepower
engine from a jet fighter plane. enough to push the bus to 320 miles an hour in just a few seconds! creator said he built it to entertain. yeah. i doubt you want to put your kids on that o temperatures from 6 5- 70 around the region. partly sunny skies. we will end up having a spotty thundershower. high of 84. tonight 62, partly cloudy, tomorrow 86 sunny, beautiful. cold front coming through the area wednesday. maybe an afternoon shower. temperatures thursday, friday, and saturday behind the front, between 1910 and 1970 some 8 million many of them with their families are heading back home. cbs news correspondent michelle
miller has more on that this morning. >> good morning, jeff. trend is changing the face of the south and reversing the great migration that began a hundred years ago. ♪ >> reporter: so much of the 20th century was about escaping the south, that there was not a member of this church that did not have people who just come up from the south. >> reporter: author isabel wilkerson has spent a decade researching the great migration. appearing 8 million african-americans fled the south from the 1910 through 1970s. >> every aspect of their lives was dictated by a system that we know as jim crowe. it took the mast departure of this many people that finally sent the signal to the south that things had to change. >> reporter: during the 1940s alone, 1.6 million african-americans headed north or west. >> to chicago, to detroit, to cleveland, to pittsburgh, to all of those places that offered great factory and construction
jobs, and a higher wage and a better life with your family. >> reporter: louise brown was just 15 when her parents moved their family from atlanta to new york in search of better opportunities. he built homes. she worked as a maid. >> i've been in new york since 1944. >> reporter: so when your children came to you and said we're moving back we're going south, you said? >> i said okay. i'm ready. >> reporter: the last 30 years has brought a reversal of fortunes. the south is luring many families back. >> it would be better as far as my family. that's my main focus. >> reporter: so is it more family-oriented? >> more family-oriented. >> reporter: come this fall all four generations of the browns will relocate to atlanta. a move that begins a second chapter of this family's uniquely american dream. >> we are the country of immigrants.
we are the people who get up and go. >> reporter: mel palmer took the leap nearly a decade ago. at first, his father didn't understand. >> he didn't want me to come back to atlanta or mississippi, and when i moved to atlanta, it took about four years for him to finally come down and visit me and when he saw the quality of life and what the city had to offer, he was wondering why i didn't move sooner. the old stigma of the south no longer exists. >> reporter: does it also mean that the south has come a long way? >> the south has come a long way, partly because of the sacrifices that these people made in this great migration and forcing the south ultimately to re-examine the south. >> i think the big part of this movement is the new young generation of african-americans. >> the market is more reasonable than in new york. >> reporter: a generation that brings with it a very powerful political force. >> the political professionals are absolutely paying attention to these new black migration patterns especially the ones counting on blacks for the democratic vote which they
typically can. we saw a little bit of change in the last election in florida and in north carolina and virginia and hispanics and african-americans had a lot to do with turning those states from republican to democratic voting states. >> reporter: the reverse migration has also ushered in a new era of tolerance. the 2010 census shows the south is becoming more welcoming to people of all backgrounds, especially latino americans. >> the idea of a white category is going to be meaningless basically. it will be so much interracial marriage mixed race children. people then will think, white? what does that mean. >> reporter: for the brown family. >> i can put my spa over there. >> reporter: it's a homecoming that, in many ways means a second chance for all. >> this is beautiful. >> reporter: good for them. louise brown plans to have her family back in atlanta by her 83rd birthday at the end of next month and she is getting reacquainted with family and friends down there including
incredibly our own audio technician for this story, daryl johnson. >> we know darrall. excellent. fantastic. we know where they are going. what cities are they leaf upving up here? >> detroit saw the most loss and chicago and new york. to give you an idea about new york state it lost some 40,000 people in 2009. half of them went down south. >> wow. michelle miller good stuff and good stuff for darrall as well. >> reconnecting. >> that's great. we do love darrall! love that. walmart is giving customers an old option. the nation he's largest retailer are letting people buy toys and electronics on lay-away. why a big deal? first time doing it in five years. other big chains offer lay-away as well. is it the right option for you, though? here to give us how it works and get the most bang out of your buck out of it is regina lewis.
why is walmart bringing it back? >> a lot of us grew up in lay-away and people in the '90s said throw it on my credit card. those days are over. walmart is looking 55% of their consumers are now paying cash and clear indications they are living paycheck if you're lucky to get a paycheck these days. people need a practical solution for the holiday season. layaway may be a good one. >> not just walmart offering this. some big names right there. >> representing key categories for lay-away. appliances electronics, toys, apparel apparel. generally the model works like this. you put 10% to 20% down on the item. on a hundred dollar item that is 10 bucks. then you sign up for a payment schedule. usually over 30 or 90 days. there is onetime fee that covers their cost to take it off the floor, store it in the back. if you have to cancel at any
point a nominal charge. not a ton of downside. >> you said it went away because people are using their credit cards more and more. what does lay-away make sense and when does it not? >> people are maxed out on their credit cards and being denied. if you are trying to build your credit, lay-away being responsible with the payments won't help you but this is key. it also won't hurt you. so unlike applying for or opening a new credit card it's not going to affect your credit score. that is important to a lot of people. also people have fluctuating income. maybe you can afford part of it now and more the end of the month or expecting a year-end bonus or saling your home. locking in the sale or clearance price can be a good move. if the price drops, the vast mantle of the time they will adjust it for you. >> black friday is not that far away. if only like two months, say,
away from the real start of the holiday shopping season, isn't it better to wait for some of those deals? >> we know tvs and laptops will be on sale on black friday but usually not the top sellers or the top of the line. if you have a child begging for a certain laptop you can go to best buy and take advantage of their lay-away program and, boom for a 50 dollar fee you lock in the initial down payment. you pay over the next 12 weeks. at the beginning of december you would own the item outright. you can take it home. at the end you would pay a thousand dollars and $1,050 for the laptop. here is the reality. if you wait until the end of december and say i'll splurge and get it and put it on a credit card. if you don't pay that off for six months that laptop doubles in price. suddenly the $50 looks pretty darn good. >> quickly, the picture that you paint why not then just save up the money and buy it later? >> if we were all that great at
♪ as america remembered 9/11 on sunday, erica you were there at ground zero watching the family members see the memorial for the first time. >> yeah. where the press was at ground zero we were sort of held back understandably from the families to give them their space. a number of them were great, though, and did speak with us. so i'm going to show you some pictures that i took on my fen actually of what we saw. this is what you saw a lot of. you saw families holding up photo of their loved ones and mementos with pictures on t-shirts. this is from the firefighters monument. this gets lot less attention on 9/11 but a moving place to be.
443 flags flanking that monument this year and bikers from pretty much all over the country, hundreds of motorcycles there. >> 343 which is how many new york city firefighters died on 9/11? >> right. i met a woman named christina box who lost her brother gary her irish twin and brought home from the first day from the hospital. this is a picture of gary. he had jumped off of his fire truck and running through the tunnel. her family was told this is what gary did on 9/11 but they really weren't sure. she said at one point i thought maybe the commissioner told me that just to make us feel better. two years ago, this picture was found on a website. a european businessman was here took it as he was trying to go the other way. they finally had proof that gary had done that and it was he kept saying to them it's just a picture. she said you don't understand. this is everything. her dad has never been able to bring himself to go to ground zero. this year is doing the tunnel to towers run which is a important fund-raiser and run done every year here in commemoration on
9/11 because he said he wants to walk his son's final steps. amazing. >> great family. >> it is. >> we do want to take one last look back at sunday's tenth anniversary events. here you go. ♪ oh, say does that star spangled ♪ >> in all of the years that americans have looked to these ceremonies, we have shared both words and silences. the words have helped to express what is in our hearts. the silences have given us a chance to reflect and remember. ♪ ♪ the words of the prophets are written on the subway wall ♪ >> joseph michael gioconi, we love you and miss you. it's ten years but it's still not easy. ♪ of silence ♪
>> god bless every soul that we lost. god bless the family members who have to endure that loss. ♪ and i still love you ♪ ." my uncle, firefighter gerald thomas, we miss you more than words could ever describe. ♪ you can close your eyes it's all right ♪ ♪ >> is a baston who i never met because i was in my mom's belly. i love you, father. i love the idea of you loving to have me. >> god is our refuge and strength. very present help in trouble. ♪ >> thank you for your courage, todd m. beamer. let's roll!
♪ amazing grace ♪ >> why? and for what purpose was this battle forced upon the 40 passengers and crew of flight 93? >> no memorial no ceremony no words will ever fill the void left in your heart. >> decades from now americans will visit the memorials to those who were lost on 9/11. they will run their fingers over the places where the names of those we loved are carved in the marble and stone and they will know that nothing -- in the united states of america. >> don't let our son watch a lot of tv but we kept it on yesterday as every name rah we
had so we don't forget so no one forgets. >> no never forget. it's hard. my husband said to you can you keep it together on this? i said you're a human and you can't and it affects everybody. boy, some wonderful people to thank for their courage the last ten years and beautiful tribute in light there you see in new york city. wm÷so ñh
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five minutes before 9:00. blue skies overhead. marty bass is in the weather center. a fine day. ive got to mention the chance for spotty afternoon shower or thundershower. it's not a concern we had yesterday. it's in the mid upper 60s now. normal 7. 84 today. 62, partly cloudy overnight. sunny tomorrow, high of 86. what a great day. wednesday, shower, 83. not a guarantee. it will give us much cooler temperatures as we move in to the weekend. thursday 73. friday 69. saturday 68 degrees.
last weekend of summer. tribute for the thousands kill a decade ago this the 9/11 attacks including a service and memorial here in maryland. alex demetricks that story. >> reporter: from the new 9/11 memorial at the inner harbor to ground zero in new york, america stopped to remember the victims of this country's worst terrorist attack. the center piece was a ceremony at the national nine leive moil in manhattan attended by obama and bush, they gathered with families of the thousand people killed when the jetliners brought down the twin tow is ten years ago. here in maryland, steel prom the destroyed billings and pieces of limestone from the pentagon hit in the third attack were dedicated at maryland's word trade center. on the top floor a exhibit dedicated to the marylander whose died. sus and ha nan reseeds and people living in port deposit
are returning to homes. it was evacuated fife days ago from tropical storm lee causing flooding. two-thirds of the population was allowed to return to homes yesterday. candidates hoping to be voted in will find ow how they are fairing. tomorrow is election day in the city and the democrats will be spending today trying to earn votes tomorrow. stephanie rawlings blake, catherine pry, con away, rolely and landers. busiest runways at thur good are re-opening. closed over the weekend for a repavement project. there were delays as a result of the paving. all travelers are expected to check with airlines for delays. ravens are relishing their season opening win over the pittsburgh steelers. joe flacco threw three touch down passes.